Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Project Life Week 10

Hello there! I keep mistaken 2 weeks ago was Week 10 and titled my previous blogpost wrongly. All the photos went into the wrong folder too! >_< Luckily the title card on my spread is correct. I spent very little time decorating my spreads this week as I only brought limited supplies and tools back to mum's house for my 2-week bed resting. It seems I tend to be more creative / work well with lesser (or limited) supplies. For this week spread, I use mainly Studio Calico Feb kit (as I haven't gotten my March kit yet), Basic Grey Snippets (KneeHigh & BowTies) and Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack (Daphne's Closet). All thanks to my scrappy buddy - Cheryl Leong for enabling and luckily we actually shared half of the paper pads. 

This week is a busy + eventful week, although I didn't include many many photos here. Why? because I am planning to make another matchbook minis to keep those photos that Cheryl came to Singapore and visit me. Love those bright and cheerful colors from Lawn Fawn Daphne's Closet. I really like to use 6x6 paper pads to do PL as the scaled-down patterns work really well with little pockets.

I have been on machine stitching & stamping frenzy on this week spread too! Mum's gigantic sewing machine seems to stitch much much better than my little portable sewing machine ;) All the photos printed in the spreads are from dad's Selphy CP900, thus the color is a little washed out than my normal printed photos from Canon Pixma Mg5370. 

Photo of Junior holding is Bone-us (at the bottom right pocket) is just too cute not to be included right? He actually decided to bring his bone out for a walk, and briefly peed twice then rushed home to enjoy his bone. Talk about how persistent he is!!

I think I have kinda established a style / routine for doing my PL spreads. Here's my routine:
1) Start picking sleeves / pockets. As I mentioned before, I am not too picky with the style of the sleeve.  But I mainly use 6 pockets of 6x4, or 4x6. Either one I am fine and these are the majority of the sleeves that I have in my stash.
2) Then the toughest part would be printing photos. I normally edit my photos again using LightRoom before sending them to print. But this week i only printed photos from my iPhone 5, using PicFrame and Canon iEPP app to print wi-fi.
3) I would then proceed to pick 1 or 2 kits / paper pads and work around. I find that it's easier for me to work with only 1 or 2 coordinated collection kit. I mainly pick papers of pastel color (yellow, blue, teal & pink) as this is the combination I have picked for my this year project life color theme. I might change my mind in the future, but at least I still very much enjoy looking at my pastel (and bright) colors spreads now! Once papers are picked, I will cut them down to fit into respective pockets.
4) Start arranging photos. If I have too many photos, I either put some aside (leave it for layouts), add flip-flap cards or make a mini album to store them. I am trying to find more ways to store more photos! I personally prefer browsing printed photos in an album than in my iPhone camera roll ;) What say you?
5) Then i would start embellishing each card by adding fussy cuts, paper stripes, stickers and mist. I normally try to spend only 10-15 mins (max) on each card. Yea I gotta admit I am a slow scrapper as I know some ladies actually spend maximum 5 mins on each card.
6) Last step of my PL would be adding stitching, stamping the dates, add journaling and mini titles for each card. I always love using October Afternoon Mini Market / Sticky Keys & Basic Grey mini alphas for those mini titles. And Tadah, I am done with a weekly spread.

Alright, before I am off to bed, I just have to enable you to get these pretty paper pads:

And I think that's about it! Thanks for looking ;) XoXo, Sam.


  1. Well, still a lot of eye candy to look at despite your limited supplies. I think having fewer supplies just makes you a lot more creative.

    P/s: I sent out your tag!

  2. i have the 3 products... shared with you 8D beautiful amigo!

  3. Your PL is so inspiring! Love love love... May i know where is the word Happy from? is it a sticker? i love it... :P

    1. Josie, The 'happy' is from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm die cut bits.

      Its very very pretty ;)

  4. hmmm.... I think back when I first arrived in LA and had very limited supplies, it was 'easier' to create too... man, time to cut down on buying stuff again! LOL...

    Love your PL... and your 'enabling'... I'll pretend I didn't see it.. HAHAHAHAHAHA...

  5. Adorable PL pages as always! I will def have to take your advice and stick to one kit and embellish accordingly. I have been having too many issues trying to decide which cards to use. I thought of you today when I was at the dollar store. They had super kawaii dimensional stickers and I knew you would have loved them as well :)

  6. I just adore seeing your pages, you're super talented

  7. As always your layouts are so pretty! Great job!

  8. sam, you're project life layouts are super! they have such color, dimension, and cuteness. are you enjoying the bed rest?


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